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Latitude: 59.5162 / 59°30'58"N
Longitude: -1.6428 / 1°38'34"W
OS Eastings: 420314
OS Northings: 1070078
OS Grid: HZ203700
Mapcode National: GBR Q39L.20V
Mapcode Global: XHBZJ.Z2SK
Plus Code: 9CFWG984+FV
Entry Name: Haa, Fair Isle
Listing Name: Fair Isle, Haa of Fair Isle, Including Garage and Boundary Walls
Listing Date: 18 October 1977
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 336916
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB5447
Building Class: Cultural
County: Shetland Islands
Electoral Ward: Shetland South
Traditional County: Shetland
Early 18th century. 2-storey, 3-bay asymmetrical gabled haa of rectangular plan with later lean-to addition to rear (N) and single storey piend-roofed wing to E. Limewashed rubble walls.
S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: asymmetrical, windows at ground and 1st floor in each bay; entrance door at ground between centre and right bay; small window above at eaves. Window in single storey, single bay wing at right.
W GABLE: 2-bay asymmetrical elevation comprising windows at ground and first floor in right and left bays respectively; later single storey, single bay lean-to wing at left.
Deep-set multi-pane timber sash and case windows. Stone slab graded roof with boldly crowstepped skews and coped rubble stacks with circular cans.
GARAGE: modern gabled garage in matching style and materials to N.
BOUNDARY WALLS: random rubble walls.
Walter Scott was entertained by the Master of Fair Isle here in 1814. The 96 merks of land that was Fair Isle were acquired sometime in the early 17th century by the Sinclairs of Quendale. When the Quendale estates were bankrupted in 1766, the Stewarts of Brough in Orkney bought the island, and it was a hundred years until it reverted back to Shetland ownership under the Bruces of Sumburgh.
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